2 Tank Morning Dive off the Kona Coast

Scuba diver taking up-close photo of spinner dolphin


  • 2-tank morning dive to two first-rate locations off the Kona coast
  • Tropical fish, turtles, octopus, lava flow formations, dolphins, whales, and more
  • For experienced certified divers, a world-class diving destination
  • For those who haven’t dove in 2+ years, a guide helps you get back into shape
  • For those new to scuba diving, a hands-on guide teaches all the basics
  • Spacious 46’ boat with full service staff
$139 per adult
  • Starts 8:00am
  • Duration 5 hours


Experience first-rate scuba diving with two morning dives at two different locations in Kona’s pristine waters. Discover tropical fish, green sea turtles, octopus, old lava flow formations, dolphins, whales, and more. You’ll enjoy the spacious 46’ boat that is restricted to only 18 guests, with 6:1 diver to dive guide ratio, and the full service of the friendly staff who change over your gear to a fresh tank and break down all your gear so you can relax on the ride back. Professional guides give you a thorough briefing of the dive site, educate you on what marine life you can expect to see, and provide a guided tour of the area. Fresh fruit, snacks, and water are served. Full set of rental diving gear is $59/person (or a la carte). 

For certified divers who haven’t dove in over 2 years (but under 5), you are required to book as a Check Out Diver, in which a professional guide will give you more personal attention and help you practice any skills you wish to brush up on. Divers ages 12-17 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian diver or private guide ($150). Anyone with a certification that has a depth restriction of 40 feet (13 meters) must also select private guide at checkout.

COVID-19 UPDATE: To ensure the safety of all guests and staff, multiple measures have been implemented. For details, see FAQ below.

Introductory Dive

For non-certified divers or those wishing to try out scuba diving before committing to a class, a professional guide will teach you the basic skills, including an understanding of all the dive equipment, ear equalization techniques, mask flood and clearing, and regulator recovery, as well as give you plenty of time underwater. You will share the same boat and experience the same two dive locations as the certified divers but receive more personalized attention with a guest-to-guide ratio of only 2:1 (age 18+) or 1:1 (age 12-17)! 

Note: Check Out Dives and Intro Dives, when occurring, share the same boat and schedule as the traditional dives.

TravelShack's Choice

Why we recommend this option over others
  • Large boat with plenty of shade, giant stride entry into the water, hot water shower, and a restroom
  • Guide briefs you about the area and what to look for
  • Personalized attention from guide for those needing a refresher
Traveler Reviews
TravelShack Customer rating:

5.0 out of 5 stars
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February 2020

Instructor Ethan was fantastic. He was patient with me as a first time diver and had a great sense of humour. Loved my two tank dive where we saw a turtle so close you could touch it (did not, of course) and a tiger shark named Laverne! Of course, there were so many amazing fish etc., but I was extremely happy with my experience and with having Ethan as the instructor. Well operated company and will be back for another scuba dive when I return to Hawaii.

June 2019

Dmytro G wrote:

Great dive! Great guide and captain! Highly recommend!

April 2019

Stephanie B wrote:

This was a wonderful dive. We saw tons of marine life including octopus and white tipped reef sharks

Guidebook Reviews

Hawaii Big Island Revealed Guidebook:

Scuba divers have found paradise on the west side of the Big Island which offers some of the best in Hawaii.

Kona Honu Divers has a beautiful boat with plenty of shade, comfortable, and easy to get around on. Professional guides, good briefing, and a relaxed pace.

Lonely Planet Guidebook:

Kona Honu Divers has a good reputation

Moon Guidebook:

Kona Honu Divers has a good reputation for service and luxury and really specializes in diving


Certified Diver (Age 12+): $149
Snorkeler (Age 8+): $89 (includes dedicated snorkel guide)
Certified Check Out Diver (With gear): $239
Non-Certified Intro Diver (age 18+) (With gear): $249
Non-Certified Intro Diver (age 12-17) (With gear): $449
Certified Jr Open Water Diver (Age 10-11) (With gear): $249
Freediver: $139
Ridealong: $49
Diving Gear: $59 for full package (regulator, BC, wetsuit, mask/snorkel/fins), or a la carte


  • Kona
Departure Point
Honokohau Harbor in North Kona

45 min from Waikoloa
1 hr 45 min from Hilo
Frequently Asked Questions
  • Have adopted the West Hawaii Voluntary Standards for Marine Tourism (WHVS) to protect the environment
Terms and Conditions
Cancellation Policy
  • No refunds after 48 hours prior to activity time
Tax added at checkout
  • 4.712% Hawaii sales tax (GET)
  • 3% Harbor Tax
  • You should not go to high altitude (e.g., Mauna Kea, airplane) within 18 hours after diving. You can dive after high altitude, though.
  • Not for pregnant women or those with heart, circulation, or breathing issues.
  • Divers are required to bring their Open Water Certification card or e-mail a copy in advance in order to dive.
  • Those with only a PADI Scuba Diver Certification (i.e. have only completed the first 2 check out dives of their Open Water certification) must dive with a private guide.
  • Divers who have not dove in over 2 years must sign up for the Check Out Dive.
  • For the intro dive, you must be at least 12 years of age, be in good health, be able to converse in English, have basic swimming skills, and able to complete the Medical Statement and Questionnaire (see FAQs for link) and/or provide a signed physician's clearance to dive. It is your responsibility to read the medical statement and questionnaire in advance. Participants who are unable to dive due to a medical restriction may snorkel on the charter, but a refund will not be offered.
  • Those who are certified but haven't dove in over 10 years must do a PADI Reactivate, SSI Scuba Skills update, take the class over (if they are certified through another agency), or do the Intro Dive on the 2-tank morning trip.
  • Anyone under the age of 18 should be accompanied by an adult/guardian in the water or as a ride-along (except for Intro Dive). Pending availability, a private guide can be arranged for accompanying the minor in the water.